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March 2022 Blog Archive

The Most Common Equipment Malfunctions to Avoid - March 2022 Wed, Mar 30, 2022 It goes without saying, but construction equipment failure can have significant consequences. These can include downtime, high repair costs or even injury. Some types of malfunctions are more common than others. This is due to the environmental condi... Read More

Ten Attributes of Successful Supervisors - March 2022 Mon, Mar 28, 2022 When asked about the toughest part of a job, there is one answer that stands above the rest: dealing with people. Employees often get frustrated or annoyed with their job because of the people around them. These interpersonal problems can lead to the... Read More

Recruiting Millennials Will Require Changes in The Roofing Industry - March 2022 Fri, Mar 25, 2022 With more than 40 percent of the current roofing workforce set to retire by 2031, recruiting millennials to fill those spots is critical. But there are some difficulties in that realm. While three of every four U.S. workers will be millennials by 202... Read More

President's Column - March 2022 Wed, Mar 23, 2022 My thanks to the Board and Committee members who participated in the quarterly meetings held on our GoToWebinar platform. I wish we could have met in person. This persistent virus hit our staff, which relegated us to virtual meetings instead. Even so... Read More

Legal Liability and The Importance of Documenting Existing Conditions - March 2022 Mon, Mar 21, 2022 The Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside, Florida was a national tragedy. Over 100 people died in one of the deadliest engineering failures in American history. The families of victims have been searching for answers for some time and the litigation... Read More

Ladder Safety - March 2022 Fri, Mar 18, 2022 The most important piece of roofing contractors’ equipment is the ladder. Used every day to get from the ground to the roof safely, to tear-off and install a new roof system and to make repairs or perform maintenance. Read More

Irony Abounds as Florida's Building Codes, Legislation and Insurance Company Policies Converge - March 2022 Wed, Mar 16, 2022 You can’t read a newspaper or tune into any news source that covers Florida without the “property insurance crises” being significantly featured. “Free Roofs,” “Unscrupulous Roofers,” “Soaring Property Insurance Premiums,” and “Insurer Insolvencies” ... Read More

Industry Updates - March 2022 Mon, Mar 14, 2022 GAF Wins NRCA’s Charlie Raymond Award - During NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, NRCA presented its Charlie Raymond Award to GAF, Parsippany, N.J. The Charlie Raymond Award is the most prestigious membership recruitment award NR... Read More

Hard Hat Safety: Head Protection Tips and OSHA Guidelines - March 2022 Fri, Mar 11, 2022 More than two million disabling work injuries occur every year, 25 percent of which involve the head. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hard hat safety is required in work areas where objects might fall from above... Read More

FRSA - 100 Years Strong - March 2022 Wed, Mar 09, 2022 Throughout 2022, this column will recap some of FRSA’s rich history, through accounts from minutes and a published book called FRSA The First Half Century. Read More

Fall Protection: Focus on Guardrail Systems - March 2022 Mon, Mar 07, 2022 Per OSHA regulations, section 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(1), there are only three types of conventional fall protection systems that are acceptable for use by any trade, in any leading-edge environment. Those three types of fall protection are 1. guardrail s... Read More

When Reroofing, the Choice to Recover or Replace May Not Be Yours - February 2022 Thu, Mar 03, 2022 For many years, when a roofing contractor referred to a reroof it was understood that this meant to remove the old roof and then reroof the building. As the industry has transitioned to more recovering of existing roofs, the definition in the code wa... Read More

The Importance of Cover Boards in Roofing Assemblies - February 2022 Tue, Mar 01, 2022 When designing a roofing assembly, many factors need to be taken into consideration. Performance attributes, product quality, aesthetics, price and quantity must be carefully examined. One key product often overlooked during this process is a cover b... Read More